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Escaped prisoner captured after being spotted in Randolph County

Richard Alexander Mundy left work detail in Scotland County on Thursday in a stolen truck. He was captured following two calls to deputies Saturday.

SCOTLAND COUNTY, N.C. — The search for escaped prisoner Richard Alexander Mundy has ended after he was caught Saturday following two calls to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.

According to investigators, deputies received the calls regarding a suspicious person walking on Randleman Road near Hockett Dairy Road wearing a black shirt and khaki shorts.

Deputies said the calls came in after 5 p.m. Investigators said both callers felt it may have been Mundy.

After arriving, deputies confirmed it was Mundy and he was taken into custody and will be transferred to the custody of the NC Department of Corrections.

Law enforcement officials were searching for Mundy who they said stole a dump truck during a work detail in Scotland County.

Investigators said Mundy, 53, has ties to the Triad area and said he could have been traveling toward Asheboro.

Randleman police found the stolen dump truck Friday in Randleman. Several officers were investigating at New Salem Road and Business 220.

Police said Mundy was in minimum custody serving a sentence at the Scotland Correction Institution for a 2004 conviction in Randolph County for robbery with a dangerous weapon. He was scheduled to be released in August 2025.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety said Mundy was working in an off-prison assignment just before noon Thursday when he stole the dump truck. Mundy was listed as homeless before his incarceration but was last known to be living in Guilford County.

Law enforcement in Scotland and Guilford counties and the State Highway Patrol were on the lookout for Mundy.

The warden at the Scotland Corrections Institution Stephen Jacobs said were working in conjunction with agencies around the state in the investigation.

"We're responsible for their custody and care so as an agency and especially a facility he escaped from, we have to utilize numerous resources in order to apprehend them," he said before Mundy’s capture.

Jacobs previously said the safety of the public and everyone involved is paramount.

"We would like to see him return safe and sound without any harm to the public, himself, or any of our staff or local law enforcement," he said before the capture.